Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral

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Winchester Cathedral is a beautiful Anglican cathedral. It is well known for its beauty and perpendicular-style nave, which makes it the longest cathedral in Europe. The cathedral was built for Norman King William by the Bishop Walkelin in 1079 with stone brought from the Isle of Wight and timber from the Royal Forest at Hempage - which was completely devasted as a result of that. Since it was built the cathedral has been remodelled and extended throughout the centuries and was saved from sinking into the swamp in the 20th century thanks to the deep sea diver William Walker. Nowadays the cathedral is open for tourists providing a beautiful spot surrounded by delightful gardens.
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